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Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
~ Milton Friedman

 

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Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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Do the thing and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
~ Horace Mann

 

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Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.
~ Archimedes

 

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He has the power who the majority believe in.
~ Raupach

 

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He is the most powerful who has himself, in his power.
~ Seneca

 

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He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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He who pays the piper calls the tune.
~ Proverb

 

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I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient.
~ Roland Barthes

 

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I feel it now: there's a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world I know that nothing has ever been real without my beholding it. All becoming has need me..
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
~ Robert Frost

 

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